In a sense, we always knew that Jenelle Evans would eventually get fired from Teen Mom 2.
It was hard to imagine that partnership ending any other way.
But at the same time, it often seemed that it would never happen.
Jenelle got away with just about everything outside of actual murder, and MTV was clearly reluctant to part with the top ratings magnet for its hottest show.
But on Tuesday, the network finally cut ties with the Carolina Hurricane.
Here's everything we know about how it all went down:
Fans have been screaming for Jenelle's head for years, and the uproar got louder than ever over the past week.
Fans have demanded Jenelle's termination and circulated petitions several times in the past. One such protest took place after it was revealed that she smoked pot while pregnant with her youngest child.
Different This Time
But never had she incurred such wrath from so many corners of the globe as when the world learned that Jenelle allowed her husband, David Eason, to shoot and kill her dog Nugget.
Pulling the Trigger
Jenelle claimed to be deeply upset about the incident -- but her actions in the days that followed told a different story.
Evans seemed to quickly reconcile with David after the shooting.
Forgiveness: Not Always the Best Option
The move signaled to fans and producers alike that she had forgiven her abusive husband for his unspeakable act.
Fans might have seen the termination coming, but Jenelle apparently did not.
Shock and Awe
“Jenelle was shocked and is really upset,” one insider tells Us Weekly. “The decision was given to her suddenly after a lot of back and forth with MTV.”
The Right Move
Fans learned that Evans had been fired when MTV issued a statement on Tuesday evening.
"MTV ended its relationship with David Eason over a year ago in February 2018 and has not filmed any new episodes of Teen Mom 2 with him since," the network began.
"Additionally, we have stopped filming with Jenelle Eason as of April 6, 2019 and have no plans to cover her story in the upcoming season," the statement concluded.
Taken By Surprise
Evans was supposed to receive the news in a phone call with producers, but when she missed her appointment to speak with her bosses, they went ahead and issued the statement anyway,
“Jenelle ended up finding out she was fired at the same everyone else did,” one source tells The Ashley. “The phone call never even happened like it was supposed to."
Mulling It Over
Many were surprised when MTV failed to issue a statement in the immediate aftermath of the shooting -- but now it appears that execs were weighing their options.
While the top brass deserve credit for the decision, it's important to note that they had few other options in the end.
The People Have Spoken
Petitions calling for Jenelle to be canned received hundreds of thousands of signatures, and numerous sponsors pulled their ads from the show,
While Jenelle was reportedly "shocked" and in tears after receiving the news, it seems she's unconcerned about her future.
All the LOLs
“Jenelle has always said that if she were to ‘leave’ ‘Teen Mom 2’ she would have no trouble getting another network to sign her and David,” one source tells The Ashley.
It's a Small World
“She doesn’t seem to understand that everyone in the industry knows what David has pulled. She will have a hard time getting any other shows on her own, and there’s no way it will ever happen if she has David in tow," the insider adds.
Cash Flow Issues
Jenelle has been receiving a 6-figure salary for several years now, but we highly doubt she's saved or invested much.
Jenelle's media days are almost certainly done, and with her sordid past, she'll have trouble getting hired anywhere. And with three kids and two stepkids to support -- that's a problem.
“Without her MTV money, Jenelle and David only have one or two social media deals that Jenelle is doing, which pay very little, plus the clickbait she puts on her social media,” The Ashley's source says. “That’s all the money they have coming in at the moment.”
While they've mostly refrained from celebrating on social media, Jenelle's costars are said to be overjoyed by the news.
Already Moving On
Insiders say MTV is already considering replacements, and despite rumors to the contrary, The Ashley assures fans it will not be Farrah Abraham.
The Future of Teen Mom 2?
Jade Cline from Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant is rumored to be the frontrunner to replace Jenelle. But that remains an unconfirmed rumor at this time.
The Winds of Change
Whatever the case, it's the end of an era for MTV's highest-rated show. And many fans couldn't be happier about it.